Buddakan

Asian Fusion

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Overview

Hot spot for upscale Asian fusion dishes in a swanky setting with a giant Buddha & techno tunes.

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Accolades

  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur 2014 - 2015
  • Top 50 Restaurants 2014 - Zagat
  • Top New Restaurants 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Two Bells from the Philadelphia Inquirer 2014

Menu for Buddakan

Lunch Menu

Buddakan Bento Lunch

  • Buddakan Bento Lunch A Edamame Dumplings, Cantonese Shrimp & Chicken Spring Roll, Chicken Dumplings, Char Siu Pork Bun, Kobe Slider, Shrimp Dumplings
  • Buddakan Bento Lunch B Thai Chicken Salad, Caesar Salad, Miso Soup, Egg Drop Chicken Noodle Soup, Vegetable Rice, House Salad,
  • Buddakan Bento Lunch C Grilled Lamb Chop, Garlic Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Wasabi Tuna Tataki, Barbeque Ribs
  • Buddakan Bento Lunch D White Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, Chocolate Pot de Crème, Strawberry Ice Cream Macaron, White Chocolate & Lychee Mousse, Chocolate Banana Decadence

Appetizers - cold

  • Tuna Pizza tuna carpaccio, spicy aioli, pickled jalapeño, ponzu sauce
    $16.00
  • Buddakan Style Sashimi citrus-soy, sizzling oil
    $16.50
  • Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls crispy shallot, chili ponzu
    $15.00
  • Buddakan House Salad gingercarrot dressing
    $9.00
  • Crispy Calamari Salad sweet miso dressing
    $13.00
  • Thai Chicken Salad napa cabbage, watercress, crispy rice noodles
    $10.00
  • Asian Caesar Salad spicy cashews
    $9.00

Appetizers - Hot

  • Kobe Beef Sliders toasted sesame brioche, thai basil aioli
    $15.00
  • Kobe Beef Satay vegetable tempura
    $16.00
  • Miso Soup tofu, asian vegetables
    $7.00
  • Egg Drop Chicken Noodle Soup
    $8.50

Dim Sum

  • General Tso Dumplings chicken, hot & sour broth
    $13.00
  • Edamame Dumplings truffled sauternes-shallot broth
    $13.50
  • Chicken & Ginger Dumplings sesame dipping sauce
    $10.00
  • Shrimp Dumplings water chestnuts, ginger, scallion
    $12.00
  • Cantonese Spring Rolls shrimp, chicken
    $12.50
  • Vegetable Dumplings carrots, shiitake, sweet corn
    $11.00
  • Peking Duck Buns pickled cucumber, hoisin, grilled scallion
    $12.50
  • Crab & Lobster Dumplings myoga ginger, lemongrass
    $13.00
  • Dim Sum Sampler Two each: Chicken & Ginger, Shrimp, Vegetable, Edamame Dumplings Served with a chili-soy dipping sauce
    $18.00

Fish

  • Wasabi Tuna Tataki ginger somen noodles
    $28.00
  • King Crab Tempura sweet & sour ponzu sauce
    $26.00
  • Garlic Shrimp Stir-fry broccoli, beech mushrooms, chili
    $16.00
  • Pan Seared Sea Bass haricots verts, butternut squash, maitake mushrooms, truffle jus
    $26.00

Poultry

  • Five Spice Duck Breast corn & scallion spoon bread
    $17.00
  • Wok Cashew Chicken plum wine sauce
    $17.00

Meat

  • Barbecue Pork Tenderloin chinese broccoli, giant panko onion rings
    $18.00
  • Tea Smoked Spare Ribs hoisin barbecue, pickled slaw
    $16.00
  • Char Grilled Aged Beef szechuan fries, watercress salad
    $19.00
  • Grilled Lamb Chops chinese eggplant, garlic sauce, thai basil pesto
    $19.00

Noodles & Rice

  • Shrimp Lo Mein x.o. sauce, scallions
    $20.00
  • Pad Thai shrimp, bean sprouts
    $21.00
  • Dungeness Crab Sticky Rice x.o. sauce
    $19.50
  • Lobster Fried Rice saffron, thai basil
    $21.00
  • Vegetable Rice coconut-curry foam
    $10.50

Vegetables

  • Chinese Eggplant garlic sauce, pine nuts
    $9.00
  • Wok Charred Broccoli black beans, garlic
    $9.00
  • Green Beans ground pork, dried scallops, kaffir lime
    $9.00
  • Steamed Edamame
    $9.00

Specialty Cocktails

  • Karma bacardi limon, yuzu, rhubarb gastrique
    $12.00
  • Nirvana beefeater gin, chartreuse, green tea syrup, tonic
    $12.00
  • Red Dragon cazadores blanco, strawberry, thai chili syrup, thai basil
    $12.00
  • Strength ketel one, lillet blanc, cilantro, lime
    $12.00
  • Shanghai Sour bulleit bourbon, tamarind juice, coriander-lemongrass honey
    $12.00
  • Joy smirnoff orange, riesling, kiwi
    $12.00
  • Buddha's Cup grey goose citron, pimms no. 1, ginger, lychee
    $12.00
  • Rickshaw johnnie walker black label, triple-sec, lemon
    $12.00
  • Zen-gria junmai sake, pinot grigio, ginger brandy, peach
    $12.00
    Glass $9.00
    Pitcher $36.00

Non-alcoholic

  • Peach Green Tea Soda green tea syrup, white peach, lemon
    $4.50
  • Passion Fruit Lemonade passion fruit, blood peach, lemon, sugar
    $4.50
  • Mango Lassi yogurt, mango, cardamom
    $4.50
  • Strawberry Chili Soda strawberry, chili syrup
    $4.50

Beer

  • Kirin Light Light Lager, Japan
    $6.00
  • Amstel Light Light Lager, Holland
    $6.00
  • Yuengling Lager, Pennsylvania
    $5.00
  • Stella Artois Lager, Belgium
    $6.00
  • Tiger Beer Lager, Singapore
    $6.00
  • Hitachino Nest "Ancient Nipponia" Imperial Pilsner, Japan
    $12.00
  • Asahi "Kuronoma" Black Lager, Japan
    $8.00
  • Kirin Ichiban 22 oz Lager, Japan
    $10.00
  • Sapporo Reserve 22 oz Lager, Japan
    $12.00
  • Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale Pale Ale, Pennsylvania
    $6.00
  • Dogfish Head 60 Min. IPA India Pale Ale, Delaware
    $7.00
  • Blanche de Bruxelles 16 oz Belgian Witbier, Belgium
    $8.00
  • Weihenstephan Hefeweizen 16.9 oz Bavarian Hefeweizen, Germany
    $11.00
  • Stone Smoked Porter 22 oz Porter, California
    $16.00
  • Estrella Daura Gluten Free Lager, Spain
    $7.00
  • Kaliber Non-Alcoholic Lager, Ireland
    $6.00
  • Crabbie's Ginger Beer Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Scotland
    $8.00

Dinner Menu

Appetizers - Cold

  • Tuna Pizza tuna carpaccio, spicy aioli, pickled jalapeno, ponzu sauce
    $16.00
  • Buddakan Style Sashimi citrus-soy, sizzling oil
    $16.50
  • Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls crispy shallot, chili ponzu
    $15.00
  • Buddakan House Salad ginger-carrot dressing
    $10.00
  • Crispy Calamari Salad sweet miso dressing
    $14.00
    $17.00
  • Asian Caesar Salad spicy cashews
    $12.00
    $15.00
  • Peking Duck Salad frisée, poached egg, sherry vinaigrette
    $15.00

Appetizers - Hot

  • Spicy Rock Shrimp Bao Buns pickled slaw
    $15.00
  • Peking Duck Buns pickled cucumber, hoisin, grilled scallion
    $12.50
  • King Crab Tempura sweet & sour ponzu sauce
    $26.00
  • Mao Poe Tofu minced pork, red chili
    $14.50
  • Tea Smoked Spare Ribs hoisin barbecue, pickled slaw
    $16.00
  • Kobe Beef Satay vegetable tempura
    $17.00

Dim Sum

  • General Tso Dumplings chicken, hot & sour broth
    $13.00
  • Edamame Dumplings truffled sauternes-shallot broth
    $13.50
  • Peking Duck Spring Rolls foie gras, pomegranate
    $16.00
  • Szechuan Pork Dumplings chili-soy broth
    $12.00
  • Crab & Lobster Dumplings 16 myoga ginger, lemongrass
    $16.00
  • Chicken & Ginger Dumplings sesame dipping sauce
    $10.00
  • Pork Pot Stickers chinese red vinegar dipping sauce
    $12.00
  • Shrimp Dumplings water chestnuts, ginger, scallion
    $12.00
  • Cantonese Spring Rolls shrimp, chicken
    $12.50
  • Vegetable Dumplings carrots, shiitake, sweet corn
    $11.00
  • Sesame Shrimp Toast soy sauce, spicy mustard
    $13.00
  • Dim Sum Sampler Two each: Chicken & Ginger, Shrimp, Vegetable, Edamame Dumplings Served with a chili-soy dipping sauce
    $18.00

Fish

  • Miso Black Cod bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, unagi sauce
    $26.50
  • Angry Lobster VI 3lb lobster, madras curry, wok tossed vegetables
    $60.00
  • Salt & Pepper Red Snapper ginger, red chili
    $38.00
  • Kung Pao Monkfish chili-szechuan sauce, peanuts
    $27.00
  • Wasabi Tuna Tataki ginger somen noodles
    $28.00
  • Pan Seared Sea Bass haricots verts, butternut squash, maitake mushrooms, truffle jus
    $36.00
  • Sweet & Crispy Jumbo Shrimp citrus-radish salad, candied walnuts
    $28.00
  • Hot & Sour Scallops chinese sausage, sweet corn, tofu, black mushrooms
    $26.50

Poultry

  • Five Spice Duck Breast corn & scallion spoon bread
    $26.50
  • Scallion Chicken charred asparagus, young ginger, white soy
    $26.00
  • Wok Cashew Chicken plum wine sauce
    $23.00

Meat

  • Sizzling Short Rib mushroom chow fun, asian pear
    $26.00
  • Black Pepper Beef wok tossed rib eye, crispy bird's nest
    $27.00
  • Char Grilled Aged Beef szechuan fries, watercress salad
    $33.00
    $58.00
  • Grilled Lamb Chops chinese eggplant, garlic sauce, thai basil pesto
    $33.00
  • Barbecue Pork Tenderloin chinese broccoli, giant panko onion rings
    $27.00
  • Wasabi Crusted Filet teriyaki glazed vegetables, potato purée
    $38.00

Noodles & Rice

  • Shrimp Lo Mein x.o. sauce, scallions
    $20.00
  • Pad Thai shrimp, bean sprouts
    $21.00
  • Singapore Noodles pork belly, dried shrimp, chili
    $18.00
  • Dungeness Crab Sticky Rice x.o. sauce
    $19.50
  • Korean Beef Fried Rice kimchee, sunny side up egg
    $15.00
  • Lobster Fried Rice saffron, thai basil
    $21.00
  • Vegetable Rice coconut-curry foam
    $10.50

Vegetables

  • Green Beans ground pork, dried scallops, kaffir lime
    $9.00
  • Wasabi Mashed Potatoes wasabi crème fraiche, chives
    $9.00
  • Chinese Eggplant garlic sauce, pine nuts
    $9.00
  • Wok Charred Broccoli black beans, garlic
    $9.00
  • Curried Cauliflower spiced cashews, madras curry
    $9.00
  • Steamed Edamame
    $9.00

Wines by the Glass

Sparkling

  • Prosecco, Avissi N.V. Veneto, Italy
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Rosé, Domaine Chandon N.V. California
    $15.00
    $68.00
  • Champagne, Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label" N.V. Champagne, France
    $25.00
    $115.00

White

  • Pinot Grigio, Pio '12 Venezie, Italy
    $9.00
    $40.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Château Bellevue Blanc '12 Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
    $13.00
    $58.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Nobilo '13 Marlborough, New Zealand
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Albariño, Tangent '12 Edna Valley, California
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle "Harvest Select" '11 Columbia Valley, Washington
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Chardonnay, Domaine Des Rochers '12 Burgundy, France
    $13.00
    $58.00
  • Chardonnay, Chalone '11 Monterey, California
    $10.00
    $45.00
  • Rosé, Sauvion Rosé d'Anjou '12 Loire Valley, France
    $12.00
    $54.00

Red

  • Beaujolais, Château de Jarnioux '10 Beaujolais, France
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Pinot Noir, Kim Crawford '12 Marlborough, New Zealand
    $16.00
    $72.00
  • Valpolicella, Masi "Bonacosta" '08 Valpollicella, Italy
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Malbec, El Portillo '12 Mendoza, Argentina
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Shiraz, Penfold's "Koonunga Hills" '10 South Australia, Australia
    $10.00
    $45.00
  • Merlot, Lapostolle "Casa Grand Selection" '11 Rapel Valley, Chile
    $14.00
    $62.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, The Seeker '11 Central Valley, Chile
    $10.00
    $45.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente "Southern Hills" '11 Livermore Valley, California
    $13.00
    $58.00
  • Red Blend, Primal Roots '11 California
    $9.00
    $40.00
  • Claret, Newton '10 Napa, California
    $16.00
    $72.00

Specialty Cocktails

  • Karma bacardi limon, yuzu, rhubarb gastrique
    $12.00
  • Nirvana beefeater gin, chartreuse, green tea syrup, tonic
    $12.00
  • Red Dragon cazadores blanco, strawberry, thai chili syrup, thai basil
    $12.00
  • Strength ketel one, lillet blanc, cilantro, lime
    $12.00
  • Shanghai Sour bulleit bourbon, tamarind juice, coriander-lemongrass honey
    $12.00
  • Joy smirnoff orange, riesling, kiwi
    $12.00
  • Buddha's Cup grey goose citron, pimms no. 1, ginger, lychee
    $12.00
  • Rickshaw johnnie walker black label, triple-sec, lemon
    $12.00
  • Zen-gria junmai sake, pinot grigio, ginger brandy, peach
    $12.00
    Glass $9.00
    Pitcher $36.00

Non-alcoholic

  • Peach Green Tea Soda green tea syrup, white peach, lemon
    $4.50
  • Passion Fruit Lemonade passion fruit, blood peach, lemon, sugar
    $4.50
  • Mango Lassi yogurt, mango, cardamom
    $4.50
  • Strawberry Chili Soda strawberry, chili syrup
    $4.50

Beer

  • Kirin Light Light Lager, Japan
    $6.00
  • Amstel Light Light Lager, Holland
    $6.00
  • Yuengling Lager, Pennsylvania
    $5.00
  • Stella Artois Lager, Belgium
    $6.00
  • Tiger Beer Lager, Singapore
    $6.00
  • Hitachino Nest "Ancient Nipponia" Imperial Pilsner, Japan
    $12.00
  • Asahi "Kuronoma" Black Lager, Japan
    $8.00
  • Kirin Ichiban 22 oz Lager, Japan
    $10.00
  • Sapporo Reserve 22 oz Lager, Japan
    $12.00
  • Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale Pale Ale, Pennsylvania
    $6.00
  • Dogfish Head 60 Min. IPA India Pale Ale, Delaware
    $7.00
  • Blanche de Bruxelles 16 oz Belgian Witbier, Belgium
    $8.00
  • Weihenstephan Hefeweizen 16.9 oz Bavarian Hefeweizen, Germany
    $11.00
  • Stone Smoked Porter 22 oz Porter, California
    $16.00
  • Estrella Daura Gluten Free Lager, Spain
    $7.00
  • Kaliber Non-Alcoholic Lager, Ireland
    $6.00
  • Crabbie's Ginger Beer Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Scotland
    $8.00

Dessert Menu

Port

  • Graham's Six Grapes
    $9.00
  • Taylor Fladgate LBV
    $11.00
  • Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny
    $12.00
  • Sandeman 20 Year Tawny
    $24.00
  • Smith Woodhouse 1985
    $38.00

Sherry

  • Fino, Bodegas Grant "La Garrocha"
    $10.00
  • Pedro Ximenez, El Maestro Sierra
    $12.00

Cordial

  • B & B
    $9.00
  • Limoncello, Villa Massa
    $9.00
  • Grand Marnier
    $11.00
  • Amaro, Nardini
    $12.00
  • Absinthe, Vieux Carre
    $15.00

Small Batch Bourbon

  • Basil Hayden's
    $12.00
  • Booker's
    $12.00
  • Knob Creek
    $12.00
  • Blanton's
    $14.00

Single Malt Scotch & Whisky

  • Aberfeldy 12 yr, Highland
    $13.00
  • Glenfiddich 12 yr, Speyside
    $13.00
  • Glenmorangie 10 yr, Highland
    $13.00
  • Glenlivet 12 yr, Speyside
    $14.00
  • Balvenie 12 yr "Doublewood", Speyside
    $15.00
  • Laphroaig 10 yr, Islay
    $15.00
  • Macallan 12 yr, Speyside
    $15.00
  • Suntory 12 yr "Yamazaki", Japan
    $16.00
  • Oban 14 yr, Highland
    $18.00
  • Amrut "Fusion", India
    $20.00
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr "Nectar d'Or", Highland
    $20.00
  • Lagavulin 16 yr, Islay
    $24.00
  • Balvenie 21 yr "Portwood", Speyside
    $35.00
  • Aberfeldy 21 yr, Highland
    $40.00
  • Macallan 18 yr, Speyside
    $40.00

Blended Scotch

  • Chivas Regal 12 yr
    $11.00
  • Dewars 12 yr
    $11.00
  • Johnnie Walker "Black Label"
    $12.00
  • Johnnie Walker "Blue Label"
    $45.00
  • Dewar's 25 yr "Signature"
    $50.00

Cognac

  • Hennessy VS
    $10.00
  • Grand Solage Calvados, Pays d'Auge
    $10.00
  • Courvoisier VSOP
    $12.00
  • Remy VSOP
    $12.00
  • Remy 1738
    $18.00
  • Delamain Grande Champagne
    $20.00
  • Remy XO
    $25.00
  • Hennessy "Paradis"
    $125.00

Grappa

  • Amarone, Berta
    $14.00
  • Di Moscato, Berta
    $14.00

Desserts

  • Crying Chocolate malted chocolate ganache, milk caramel, vietnamese coffee ice cream
    $9.50
  • Coconut Mousse Coconut dacquoise, rice ice cream, roasted pineapple
    $9.50
  • Chocolate Gateau Flourless chocolate cake, thai basil crème brulee, thai basil ice cream, vanilla cherry sauce
    $9.50
  • "Dip Sum" Doughnuts Five spice sugar doughnuts, blackberry jam, chocolate sauce, gingered cream cheese
    $9.50
  • Chocolate Banana Decadence Dark chocolate mousse, banana cremeux, praline crunch
    $9.50
  • Trio of Sorbet A daily assortment of homemade sorbet
    $9.50
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake graham cracker crumble, mango tuile, mango-passion fruit sorbet
    $9.50
  • Chocolate Bento Box Strawberry ice cream macaron with dark chocolate, chocolate banana decadence, white chocolate cheesecake, chocolate pot de creme trio, white chocolate lychee mousse with rose gelee, dark chocolate raspberry truffles
    $15.00

After Dinner Drinks

  • Awakening patron xo café, stolichnaya vanilla, espresso, vietnamese coffee ice cream
    $12.00
  • Dream sailor jerry, godiva chocolate liqueur, coconut, coffee
    $12.00
  • Cure hennessy vs, honey, ginger, lemon, chinese five-spice
    $12.00

Dessert Wine

  • Sauternes, Château Loupiac Gaudiet, (500 mL) '10 Loupiac, France
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Moscato d'Asti, Michele Chiarlo "Nivole", (375 mL) '11 Piedmont, Italy
    $14.00
    $59.00
  • Ice Wine, Standing Stone "Vidal Ice", (375 mL) '12 Senca Lake, New York
    $16.00
    $56.00

Fruit Wine/Sake

  • Subarashi Kudamono, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania asian pear wine
    Glass $10.00
    Bottle (720ml) $55.00
  • Tozai "Blossom of Peace", Kyoto, Japan plum sake
    Glass $11.00
    Bottle (720ml) $60.00

325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Intimate, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 574-9440
  • Private Dining Room: Yes